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CH-47s, HMX VH-3s & Heritage Eagles at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

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CH-47s, HMX VH-3s & Heritage Eagles at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by James Cutting » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:34 pm

After spending the Tuesday at IWM Duxford for the brilliant Daks over Normandy event, I spent the following 2 days between Mildenhall and Lakenheath. Wednesday saw the fantastic 6 Osprey's and 6 Hercules formation for thei flypast at Duxford :Wow: Thursday saw the 3 Special F-15s head out to Normandy, before catching the US Army Chinook arrivals at Mildenhall. We made it back to LN in time for 15s RTB before darting back to MH to catch the 3 VH-3's with a moment to spare :thumbs: Special thanks to Nick and others there making it a great few days, as well as all the heads up info on this site - all hugely appreciated :thumb: Anyway - the pictures speak for themselves!

1) ImageMC-130J Departure from Mildenhall marked in heritage markings by James Cutting, on Flickr




2) ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey lifting from RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




3) ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey painted in Heritage Markings by James Cutting, on Flickr




4) ImageD-Day flypast formation by James Cutting, on Flickr




5) ImageBOSTON Flight of 6 x CV-22B Osprey's & 6x MC-130Js by James Cutting, on Flickr

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6) ImageKC-135 from New Jersey, sporting tiger stripes departing RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




7) ImageF-15E taking off as another holds by James Cutting, on Flickr



8) Image100ARW KC-135, as "Sly Fox" by James Cutting, on Flickr




9) ImageUS Army CH-47 Chinook by James Cutting, on Flickr




10) Image3 US Army Chinooks arrive at RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




11) Image3 US Army Chinooks arrive at RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




12) ImageClose up of the US Army CH-47 by James Cutting, on Flickr




13) Image2 US Army CH-47 Chinooks by James Cutting, on Flickr



14) ImageUS Army Chinook CH-47 16-08199 by James Cutting, on Flickr




15) Image494th F-15E AF91-0603 "Madeline II" in D-Day Commemoration Markings by James Cutting, on Flickr




16) Image492nd F-15E AF97-0219 in D-Day Commemoration Markings by James Cutting, on Flickr




17) Image493rd F-15C AF84-0010 "The King" wearing D-Day Heritage livery by James Cutting, on Flickr



18) Image2 USAF Sikorsky VH-3D landing at RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




19) ImageUSAF Sikorsky VH-3D landing at RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




20) ImageSikorsky VH-3D, often acting as "Marine One" landing at RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




21) ImageUSAF VH-3D as part of the Presidential Support Contingent by James Cutting, on Flickr




22) ImageRC-135V AF64-14845, "Fightin' 55th WG" by James Cutting, on Flickr



23) ImageUSAF AFRC Hercules departing Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




24) ImageC-32A Departing RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr




25)ImageCV-22B Osprey by James Cutting, on Flickr




26) ImageC-146A Wolfhound by James Cutting, on Flickr


Thanks if you made it this far, appreciate it is a long post but so hard to fit everything that I saw in! This covers the best bits in my eyes, so hope you enjoyed it! :thumb: Constructive Criticism welcome. ;)
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Re: D-Day commemorations at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:07 pm

Very, very ,very, very nice set indeed.
Cheers.

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Re: D-Day commemorations at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by DanBeeden » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:13 pm

Great set of shots of some very nice visitors. Love the markings on the NJ tanker. With all the Dak festivities aswell it was quite a week to be in the area.

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Re: D-Day commemorations at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by James Cutting » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:55 am

Thank you both :) Didn't see the NJ tanker markings till it left, and it certainly was a brilliant 3 days off to have :D
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Re: D-Day commemorations at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by Dave934 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:20 am

Very Nice.
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Re: D-Day commemorations at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by James Cutting » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:53 am

Cheers Dave! Good to see you the other week :)
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Re: CH-47s, HMX VH-3s & Heritage Eagles at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by paddyboy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:53 pm

Hi Jimbo :P

Awesome work, big man :thumbs:

Bet your dad is well green-eyed with these :lol:

Thanks for posting and see you soon :thumb:

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Re: CH-47s, HMX VH-3s & Heritage Eagles at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by James Cutting » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:21 pm

Thanks Paddy :D

Yes, he is a tad! :O

Cheers and see you soon :)
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Re: D-Day commemorations at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by Dave934 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:29 pm

James Cutting wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:53 am
Cheers Dave! Good to see you the other week :)
You too mate, and you'll be glad to hear that I am now getting therapy about my pink seat !!! :thumbs:
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Re: CH-47s, HMX VH-3s & Heritage Eagles at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by James Cutting » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 pm

:lol: :lol: Brilliant, glad to hear it ;)
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Re: CH-47s, HMX VH-3s & Heritage Eagles at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by veleven » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:10 pm

Sorry Mate but those VH-3s are United States Marine Corps, not USAF.

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Re: CH-47s, HMX VH-3s & Heritage Eagles at RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath

Post by James Cutting » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:20 pm

Of course they are :Oops: thanks for correcting me mate I'll get that changed. :thumb:
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